I got a crown in August 2013. Since I got it, it has hurt when I chew. I told my dentist about this several times, but he only does a quick check and says everything looks good. My jaw is starting to hurt and my ear is staring to ache too. I feel like these symptoms are TMJ related, but I am wondering if the messed up crown is causing the problems. Is it a possibility? Monroe
Monroe – A crown that is doesn’t fit correctly or that is improperly seating can cause a misalignment of your bite, or the way your teeth fit together.
When your bite is off, you can experience problems with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), including the jaw pain and ear aches that you are having now. It is possible to strain your jaw muscles during the process of receiving the crown.
You can speak with your dentist again about the issue, or if you prefer, get a second opinion from another dentist to determine the cause of your pain.
This post is sponsored by Colorado Springs dentist Dr. Joseph Rota.